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Episode #738: More Humanely
First Broadcast: 7/18/16
Both President Barack Obama and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton referred to "Black Lives Matter" in a positive light in separate speeches this past week. To me, both speeches were thoughtful takes on the current states of race relations and police-civilian relations in the United States. However, I thought one part of Obama's speech stood out: this country we donít have soldiers in the streets or militias setting the rules.
While that might be true most of the time, I couldn't help but think of all the images of militarized police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently. To me, these images also validate the complaints made by many Black Lives Matter activists about many police officers being overly aggressive towards people of color. So, I'm completely mystified by people like Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, who say that "Black Lives Matter" is "a very, very, very divisive term." Are people like him hearing "Only Black Lives Matter," instead of "Black Lives Matter Also"? Do people not believe that de-escalation is possible? Will Bernie Sanders' endorsement actually convince people to support Hillary Clinton? I shudder to think what might happen next.

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